We have started our Dr. Seuss unit and have been having a lot of fun with it. Of course, this is all due to the upcoming Seussical the Musical.
We began our journey by learning about Ted Geisel, the boy who became Dr. Seuss.
I found this wonderful book at the library, The Boy on Fairfield Street. This biography begins, "Once upon a time, there lived a boy who feasted on books and was wild about animals." It is a beautifully illustrated book that was thoroughly enjoyed by everyone aged 6 and up. It seemed to especially attract the teenagers.
We learned the Dr. Seuss grew up three blocks from the library and six blocks from the zoo, and with this beginning, Ted Geisel began his unique style of art and literature.The first story we delved into was Yertle the Turtle. We discussed how many a Dr. Seuss' books have morals, lessons that everyone can learn from. We made a poster, and everyone discussed the moral of this story. This was very insightful, it made me realize how thoughtful even my youngest kids are, but my favorite had to be,"if you burp, good things might happen." We went on to tongue twisters next, with the book Fox on Socks. I do need to tell you where I found these wonderful books and stuffed animals. They came from Kohls. The books and animals are only $5.00 each and 100 percent of the net profits of these go to helping children in our community. You can learn about them at Kohls Cares for Kids. Everyone enjoyed twisting their tongues around this book.
The project we did to go along with this book was making our own tongue twister book. We used a Cat in the Hat template that I found here. I found many sites with tongue twisters on-line, and we made books that we are learning to read and say.(Daddy seems to be the best at tongue twisters-I am terrible at them.)
We will be back soon with more Dr. Seuss fun!